Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield believes that humans will live on the moon within thirty to forty years:
Commander Chris Hadfield, who captured the public’s imagination by tweeting thousands of pictures from space and recording David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ at zero gravity, has predicted that a lunar base will be fully functional within his lifetime.
And within the next 70 years, he believes we could establish a base on Mars.
Commander Hadfield, 54, believes both goals are the next logical steps in human exploration.
This might happen, but as things stand it probably won’t be Canadians—or Americans—doing it.
Canada mirrors the United States in this area. Once best recognized in space exploration for the Space Shuttle’s Canadarm, it now hosts the Perimeter Institute, a centre for speculation in cosmology—fun but not the same thing.
Maybe we can’t have both.